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Eddie Murphy

1961-04-03 Brooklyn, New York, USA

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Edward "Eddie" Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American actor, voice actor, film director, producer, comedian, and singer. He is the second-highest grossing actor in motion picture history. He was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984, and has worked as a stand-up comedian. He was ranked #10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time. He has received Golden Globe Award nominations for Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year - Actor for his performance in 48 Hrs and best actor in a comedy or musical for his performances in Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places, and The Nutty Professor. In 2007, he won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of soul singer James "Thunder" Early in Dreamgirls, and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the same role. Murphy's work as a voice actor includes Thurgood Stubbs in The PJs, Donkey in the Shrek series and the dragon Mushu in Disney's Mulan. In some of his films, he plays multiple roles in addition to his main character, intended as a tribute to one of his idols Peter Sellers, who played multiple roles in Dr. Strangelove and elsewhere. Murphy has played multiple roles in Coming to America, Wes Craven's Vampire In Brooklyn, the Nutty Professor films (where he played the title role in two incarnations, plus his father, brother, mother, and grandmother), Bowfinger, and 2007's Norbit.


Candy Cane Lane Chris 2023-11-30
You People Akbar 2023-01-20
Coming 2 America Prince Akeem / Clarence / Saul / Randy Watson 2021-03-04
Eddie Murphy: Laugh 'Til it Hurts Himself 2021-03-15
Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Self 2020-01-07
Feeding America Comedy Festival Self 2020-05-10
Dolemite Is My Name Rudy Ray Moore 2019-10-04
Won't You Be My Neighbor? Self - Mr. Robinson (archive footage) 2018-06-29
Mr. Church Henry Church 2016-09-16
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special Self 2015-02-15
Eddie Murphy: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Self 2015-11-23
Eat Drink Laugh: The Story of The Comic Strip Himself 2014-04-14
Beverly Hills Cop Det. Axel Foley 2013-01-01
Moms Mabley Self 2013-04-20
Shrek Stories Donkey (voice) 2013-10-01
Dreamworks Holiday Classics 2012-10-30
DreamWorks Holiday Classics 2012-12-25
A Thousand Words Jack McCall 2012-03-07
Eddie Murphy: One Night Only Self 2012-11-14
Shrek's Thrilling Tales Donkey (voice) 2012-08-28
Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis Self 2011-12-17
Tower Heist Slide 2011-11-02
Shrek: Once Upon a Time Self 2011-12-30
Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular Donkey (voice) 2010-12-07
Shrek's Yule Log Donkey (Voice) 2010-12-07
Shrek Forever After Donkey (voice) 2010-05-16
The Women of SNL Gumby (archive footage) 2010-11-01
Shrek's Yule Log Donkey 2010-12-07
Imagine That Evan Danielson 2009-06-19
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History Self 2008-10-14
Meet Dave Dave / Captain 2008-07-08
Norbit Norbit / Rasputia / Mr. Wong 2007-02-08
Shrek the Third Donkey (voice) 2007-05-17
Shrek the Halls Donkey (voice) 2007-11-28
Fuck Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2006-11-10
Dreamgirls James "Thunder" Early 2006-12-25
Far Far Away Idol Donkey (voice) 2004-11-05
The Ghost of Lord Farquaad Donkey (voice) 2004-04-03
Shrek 2 Donkey (voice) 2004-05-19
The Haunted Mansion Jim Evers 2003-11-26
Daddy Day Care Charlie Hinton 2003-05-09
The Adventures of Pluto Nash Pluto Nash 2002-08-16
Showtime Officer Trey Sellars 2002-03-14
I Spy Kelly Robinson 2002-10-31
Creating a Fairy Tale World: The Making of Shrek Himself 2001-04-22
Dr. Dolittle 2 Dr. John Dolittle 2001-06-22
Shrek Donkey (voice) 2001-05-18
Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party Donkey (voice) (singing voice) 2001-11-02
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Sherman Klump / Buddy Love / Lance Perkins / Klump Family 2000-07-27
Life Rayford Gibson 1999-04-16
Bowfinger Kit Ramsey / Jeffernson 'Jiff' Ramsey 1999-08-12
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy 1998-02-24
Mulan Mushu (voice) 1998-06-18
Doctor Dolittle Dr. John Dolittle 1998-06-26
Holy Man G 1998-10-08
The PJ's Various 1997-01-01
Metro Inspektor Scott Roper 1997-01-16
The Nutty Professor Sherman Klump / Buddy Love / Papa / Mama / Grandma / Ernie 1996-06-28
Vampire in Brooklyn Maximillian / Pauly / Guido 1995-10-26
But... Seriously Himself (archive footage) 1994-03-25
Beverly Hills Cop III Det. Axel Foley 1994-05-24
Michael Jackson: Dangerous - The Short Films King (Remember The Time) 1993-09-28
The Distinguished Gentleman Thomas Jefferson Johnson 1992-12-04
Remember the Time Pharaoh 1992-02-02
Boomerang Marcus Graham 1992-06-30
Another 48 Hrs. Reggie Hammond 1990-06-08
Tongues Untied Self (archive footage) 1990-03-16
Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt Self (archive footage) 1989-12-01
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary Self (archive footage) 1989-09-24
Harlem Nights Quick 1989-11-17
Coming to America Prince Akeem / Clarence / Randy Watson / Saul 1988-06-29
Uptown Comedy Express 1987-05-09
Beverly Hills Cop II Det. Axel Foley 1987-05-18
Eddie Murphy Raw Self 1987-11-25
The Golden Child Chandler Jarrell 1986-12-12
Mike Tyson vs Trevor Berbick 1986-11-22
The Joe Piscopo New Jersey Special Self 1986-07-04
B.B. King: Into the Night Himself 1985-01-01
Beverly Hills Cop Det. Axel Foley 1984-12-05
Best Defense Lieutenant T.M. Landry 1984-07-20
The Joe Piscopo Special Himself, Carl Lewis 1984-09-22
Trading Places Billy Ray Valentine 1983-06-07
Eddie Murphy: Delirious himself 1983-10-15
48 Hrs. Reggie Hammond 1982-12-07
Untitled Donkey Spin-Off Film Donkey
Shrek 5 Donkey (voice)
The Pick Up
The Pink Panther
Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley Det. Axel Foley
Untitled Grumpy Old Men Remake
The Best of Eddie Murphy: Saturday Night Live